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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Loaded Firearm and Ammunition Located During Enforcement Stop


Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mariano Matos III

File # Y221040026


Eduardo Pantaleon

On April 14, 2022, at 12:30 P.M., deputies assigned to the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT), were conducting proactive patrol throughout the city Coachella. CCAT Deputies conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Dillon Road and Vista Del Norte. A record check revealed the driver, identified as Eduardo Pantaleon, a 48-year-old resident of Coachella, had an outstanding felony arrest warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle. Eduardo was detained and a search of his vehicle was conducted. A loaded 9mm handgun and ammunition was located and seized. Eduardo was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in the city of Indio for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, convicted felon in possession of ammunition, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and his felony warrant.

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